Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways for Memorial Day Weekend, Announces Operating Hours  

by MCS Staff

Montgomery Parks announces Memorial Day operating hours, including extending its Open Parkways through Tuesday, May 30, for the holiday weekend. Open Parkways Schedule: 

The Open Parkways will be extended during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. During this time, parkways are open to pedestrians and bicyclists and closed to motor vehicles.

  • Beach Drive between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue (2.9 miles)  
  • Saturday, May 27, at 7 a.m. until Tuesday, May 30, at 7 a.m.


  • Sligo Creek Parkway between Old Carroll Avenue and Piney Branch Road and between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard West
  • Friday, May 26, at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, May 30, at 7 a.m.


  • Little Falls Parkway between Arlington Road and Dorset Avenue (0.4 miles)
  • Open 24/7 for recreation and exercise

 Seasonal Amenities Open Saturday, May 27:

The South Germantown SplashPark & Mini-Golf 

  • Open 10 a.m.‒6 p.m., weekends only May 27 through June 11
  • Open 10 a.m.‒6 p.m. Tuesday‒Sunday, June 16 through September 4. Open Memorial Day, May 29, and Labor Day, September 4


Kayak, canoe, rowboats, and pedal boat rentals 

  • Lake Needwood
  • Open 10 am.‒6 p.m., May 27‒29; open 10 am.‒6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day weekend.
  • Black Hill Boats
  • Open 10 am.‒6 p.m., May 27‒29; open 10 am.‒6 p.m., Thursday‒Sunday through Labor Day weekend.


Additional facilities open Memorial Day weekend:

Following is a sampling of facilities that are open during the holiday weekend. Parks, trails, gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, outdoor exercise stations, and outdoor tennis/pickleball and basketball courts* are open daily sunrise to sunset. (*Select outdoor courts are available for rental) 

The following facilities will be CLOSED on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023: 

  • Montgomery Parks Headquarters and Permits Offices 
  • Montgomery Parks Customer Service Office
  • Pauline Betz Addie  and Wheaton Indoor Tennis Centers 
  • Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena  
  • Indoor nature facilities - Brookside Nature Center, Locust Grove Nature Center, Black Hill Visitor Center/Nature Programs. Trails and outdoor nature play areas remain open sunrise to sunset.  Meadowside Nature Center is undergoing building and meadow renovations. However, programs are continuing through the project. Trails and nature play areas remain open sunrise to sunset.

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